Changes to Vaccination Schedules

In line with other international programmes, the SCIP recommends Hib and Pneumococcal vaccinations for all recipients. From 1 July 2015 PHARMAC has changed the eligibility criteria for the Hib and Influenza vaccines to include cochlear implants. The relevant references can be found here: http://www.fightflu.co.nz/ http://www.influenza.org.nz/eligibility-criteria http://www.pharmac.govt.nz/patients/PharmaceuticalSchedule/Schedule?osq=influenza Please contact us if

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‘Beats of Cochlea’ Music Festival

Cochlear is sponsoring ‘Beats of Cochlea’, the first International Music Festival for Children, Youths and Adults with Hearing Disorders. Held in Warsaw Poland in 15-16 July, the festival aims to showcase the musical talents of people with hearing implants and raise awareness that people with hearing implants can still enjoy

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SCIP Professional Seminars 2015

In 2015 the Southern Cochlear Implant Programme (SCIP) will be providing a series of professional seminars in our main regional centres. The aim of these seminars is to keep people up to date with developments in the programme and to find out more about cochlear implants and what they can

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Clinic Closure Wgtn and Chch – 3 February 2015

The SCIP will be closed in both centres (Wgtn and Chch) on 3 February 2015 for an “off-site” staff planning day. There will be no service available on this day. Email and phone messages left will be actioned on 4 February. Both clincis re-open on 4 February 2015 at 8.30

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Southern Hearing Charitable Trust – Grants Committee

The Southern Hearing Charitable Trust (SHCT) has among its objects a desire to increase the attainability of cochlear implants for members of the general public who would benefit from the same, and to provide the opportunity for each individual to reach their full potential particularly in respect of their auditory-verbal

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Staff Appointments for Wellington-based Clinic

The programme has recently appointed 2 new staff to its Wellington service: Karen Watson – Habilitationist We are pleased to welcome Karen Watson to our team of Habilitationists. Karen will be based in the Lower Hutt office.  Karen holds a Masters of Speech Language Therapy and has been working in

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Christmas and New Year Hours 2014-15

The programme will be closed for routine clinic appointments over the Christmas and New Year period. If you need support during this time, details can be found here.

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Graeme Clark Scholarship

Applications for the 2015 Graeme Clark Scholarship are now open. Deadline for these applications is 29 May 2015. New Zealand has had a number of past winners of this award, so we encourage people to apply. An application form can be downloaded here.

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